If you’re going to grow a serious beard, you need to take it seriously. Take care of your beard. A beard can make you look better, or make you look worse. You don’t need to style it if you don’t want to. You don’t have to have a kickass moustache to compliment your beard. A bigger beard doesn’t necessarily mean a better beard. But one thing is certain—you need to use beard oil.
What exactly is beard oil?
Beard oils are just that—oils for your beard. A majority of your beard oil is made up of carrier oils, which are oils that “carry” other essential oils that would be harmful to your skin if used directly. The carrier oils basically dilute these essential oils so that a much smaller amount of essential oils actually go onto your face. Carrier oils are usually vegetable oils.
Essential oils that go into your beard, such as cardamom oil, juniper oil, or spearmint oil, have actual benefits such as vitamins that will make your beard and skin healthier. And they have a strong scent, making your beard smell good. (Not that your beard smells bad, but it probably doesn’t naturally smell like mint or ginger.)
The overall effects of the beard oil you choose will depend largely on the essential oils that are in that particular oil. Shop around until you find what works best for you.
What does beard oil do?
Beard oil moisturizes facial hair as well as the skin beneath. It hydrates and softens your often wild and scratchy beard, making it more manageable. This allows your facial hair to look shiner, and less dry, while also allowing you to style it more easily. Having a wild and unkempt beard can ruin the whole point of having a beard, and end up making you look worse. Beard oil is the solution.
Beard oil can even have actual health benefits, depending on what essential oils are in it. Some oils are rich in vitamins that improve skin and hair health. Some oils are natural antiseptics, which will clean your pores and prevent acne.
How do I apply beard oil?
The best time to apply beard oil is right after showering or washing your face, so it’s best to do it first thing in the morning, after showering. This means your pores and hair follicles are open, allowing your face and hair to more easily absorb all those essential oils.
Only a few drops of your chosen beard oil will suffice. Rub the oil evenly onto your hands, and then rub down the outer surface of your beard. Then comb your hands through your beard to get to the hairs underneath. If you have a longer beard, you may want to use a comb. Once every hair is coated, you’re good. Don’t overdo it.
Do I need beard oil?
If you have a beard, then yes! You wouldn’t go without shampoo, right? Well, your beard is just as important to take care of. In fact, even many men who do regularly use beard oils don’t use them as often as experts suggest. It’s widely suggested that you should take care of your beard as much as the hair on your scalp. That means wash it about twice or three times a week, and use beard oil almost every day. It will look better, smell better, and feel better.
What beard oil should I choose?
The simple answer to this question is, of course… Jack Earl Company! But seriously, for the most part, the beard oil you choose will come down to personal preference. Some oils that other men prefer may irritate your skin. You may have different scent preferences than other men.
While most beard oils have at least the basic ingredients to nourish your beard and skin, the nicer beard oils will either have more essential oils, or a killer scent. Jack Earl Company has a selection of quality beard oils of different scents, so that you can pick what you like to wear. Afterall, you’re the one that’s going to be smelling it all day.